Corrupt scheme of “multi-stage” transfer of a bribe to court revealed in Crimea
In Crimea, a criminal case has been initiated against a lawyer and his accomplices who planned to transfer a bribe to employees of the republican judicial system.
Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol V.N. Terentyev initiated a criminal case against a lawyer of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Crimea. At present, he, as well as three other residents of the peninsula, have been charged with mediation in bribery committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy on a large scale.— reported in the Sledkom.
The investigator of the Department for the Investigation of Particularly Important Cases established that in March of this year, a citizen accused of extortion in a criminal case decided to transfer a bribe in the amount of 1 million rubles to employees of the judicial system of the Republic of Crimea for maintaining a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest or for changing it to prohibit certain activities. To do this, he turned to his friend, who agreed to act as an intermediary. The mediator, in turn, contacted a resident of Simferopol, who had connections in the executive and judicial authorities, she connected a lawyer she knew to resolve the issue, and he was already his confidant.
At the moment of transferring half of the bribe amount from an intermediary to an intermediary, the suspects were detained by operational officers of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, who revealed a criminal «multi-stage» corruption scheme.
As emphasized in the Investigative Committee, all participants in the criminal scheme have already been charged. Searches were carried out at their places of residence and work. All the circumstances of the crime committed and the events preceding it are established, as well as the circle of officials to whom the specified bribe could be intended.
The investigation of the criminal case continues and is under the personal control of the head of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
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